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16  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: January 30, 2013, 06:56:15 pm
We are only 90 miles south of Quartsite with our 2551 PC.  We steer clear of there in January.  AND when we were driving down 32nd street there was a pretty PC on the for sale lot of RV Peddler.  Were in a hurry and didn't stop to see what model.  Outside of that we have never seen another PC ourselves.

Anne & Bob
2013 Model 2551 PC
17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Small little fix behind stove top on: December 17, 2012, 10:19:40 pm
That's a great idea.  We like to use trays when we eat and I have found that they fit exactly in the space designated for the stove top and sink covers.  I leave the placemats on them and they do not rattle or move when under way.

Anne & Bob
2551
18  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player on: December 17, 2012, 10:15:48 pm
 Cheer  Thanks for the information on the TV/DVD.  Never did figure out how to make the surround sound work with the TV.  Thanks.  And I will try out the IPOD with the TV and see if I can make it work.

Thanks again.  Heart Shower
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new shades on: November 15, 2012, 03:28:40 pm
Congratulations on your new PC.  We ordered Amanda's exterior shades and they are WONDERFUL.  In addition to keeping the cab cool in the sun they also help keep the warmth inside when it is cold outside.  We had the same thing on our boat so jumped at the chance to purchase them.  You can see what is going on outside but people cannot see in.  We do draw the accordian drapes at night as you can really see in.  The think I like the ease of installing them.  It is a one person job if you snap the two magnets together and slide the whole thing across the windshield then just go to either side the put the magnets where they are supposed to be.  Otherwise the magnets tend to grab on the metal hood and are hard to install.  The side windows are a cinch and it has the added feature of keeping out the bugs if you have the windows rolled down.  I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
20  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Big Bend National Park on: November 04, 2012, 03:08:23 pm
We visited Big Bend in 1990.  Wow, what a change now.  I remember we stayed in the dry camp area which was great.  We hiked all the trails along the river and even took a dinghy over to Mexico and rode donkeys to a small town and had a cold beer.  We had to pay $1 to be ferried across the river and I got flea bites from the donkey so I should have walked! rolling on the floor   We drove an isolated dirt road to the old hot springs and sat in the hot springs (building was gone) and dangled our arms over into the river water.

Anyway, I am glad we went back then.

Anne & Bob
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: October 10, 2012, 11:04:32 pm
We are parked at our Yuma house and I have the steps out.  I think the culprit was the rotary switch for the dome lights etc. was all the way on.  The dome lights were shut off so it was not them, but I think it was the door lights etc. and the fact that when that switch is all the way on, when you open and close the door the running lights came on for like 30 seconds.  We keep checking the battery to make sure it is not losing power.  In the meantime we are ordering a nice Black & Decker Battery Charger per Ron's recommendation today. Heart Shower
22  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How To Easily Conserve Battery Power When No Hook-Ups on: October 10, 2012, 10:48:11 pm
Thanks, Ron.  Will get one from Sears.  Anne
23  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: slide problems on: October 09, 2012, 09:56:21 pm
We replaced ours with #8 Stainless flathead and put a dab of silicone on the tip of the screw before screwing it in.  Couldn't reach the ones under the awning.  The old screws were chewing the rubber on the slide.  The flatheads so far are working great.  Anne and Bob
24  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Our maiden voyage from Washington to Yuma on: October 06, 2012, 11:11:56 pm
Thanks.  Hope the fuel prices are better in New Mexico.  We paid $4.69 a gallon just outside of Redding.  Finally got out of the new road construction.  So instead of single narrow lanes we had teeth rattling old road that they haven't gotten to repairing yet.

I think the barn door is open and the horse is heading for the barn.  We are now 390 miles away from home in Yuma and I don't think we are stopping on the way there.  Oh well. . .  getting used to the rig.  Dishes in the overhead cabinets above the sofa have ridden without moving.

We had Eric's RV install front and rear sway bars and Roadmaster Reflex steering and it was sure great when we had cross wind gusts going down I-5.  One gust started to move the RV and it straightened out all by itself.

25  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Our maiden voyage from Washington to Yuma on: October 05, 2012, 07:43:49 pm
First I must state I 3 never realized there was so much storage room in our PC.  I keep finding another spot for stuff.  My new front solar covers fit inside a pillow case right behind the sofa.

We Left Port Townsend Wednesday.  Rig rides great.  No rattles.  Decided to Bypass our usual park and ended in Wilsonville, OR.  At registration it says "No dogs over 40#".  Never saw that sign before.  Molly is 47#  and Gypsy is 26#.  Told him I had a small Australian Shepherd and that we never had a problem there before.  He finally said OK but if the manager sees her she will drag her over to be weighed.  So we didn't go to the doggie spot.  We were "sneak aboards" as the boat people in Long Beach used to call themselves when they had overstayed their 2 day limit.  Glad to get out of there.  Furnace worked great.  So yesterday to headed on up to Canyonville, OR in the mountains.  Seven Feathers Casino and RV Resort.  A really nice place, beautifully landscaped.  Nice places with those with pets.  At 4 AM we were frozen because we had left the driver's window open and it was now 40 degrees.  I punched in the buttons for the furnace and lo was on the fan.  I clicked the furnace button and cold air ca.me out of the air conditioner.  NOT TO WORRY says I, because someone on the Forum had this problem and the solution was to make sure the fan was on Auto.  In 2 seconds the nice warm air was coming out of the furnace.

Thank you thank you whoever solved that problem before we even had it.  It really pays to read about other people's problems and solutions.  Never know when it will be your problem.

The road into CA is being repaired and one lane only for about 50 miles on and off.  But the fixed road is new and beautiful to drive on.  Had a rude awakening as we crawled up the Siskique Mountains and our speed went down to around 40 - 45 mph.  Our 350 with Triton V-10 used to zip up the mountain at 60 mph.  But I'll take my slow PC any day.  It is only when you are climbing to 4000 feet otherwise fine.

Our check light that we had problems with came on again.  We had been to the Ford Dealer and they had replaced a filter and the light had been out almost to Seven Feathers.  We are just driving with it on and when we get to Yuma will take it to the Ford dealer.  Will be interesting what they say it is this time.  I read in the book and it said it might affect your mileage.  Maybe that is why we had low mph on the hills.  Will live with it.

Hurrah for PC dual pane windows and the solar screens for the cab.  With the solar shades in the cab, the solar shades on all the windows, we haven't had to turn on the air conditioner yet.  It stays nice and cool inside.  Cqn't wait to camp in the desert!!

We are on the road for the next 4 days.  Doing 200 miles a day.    Anne & Bob
26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: September 29, 2012, 07:29:50 pm
What a good find.  Especially to keep the mattress from sliding, forgetting about the slivers.  sounds like a new  teasy  project.

Thanks, Anne  ThankYou
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 29, 2012, 02:25:15 pm
Well, I checked the dimmer switch and it was all the way on so I turned it all the way off.  Had my GPS plugged into 12 volt to keep the battery charged so unplugged that.  I noticed that when you open the drivers door the front and rear running lights come on for about 20-30 seconds but I think I have solved that with the dimmer switch.

It seems to me that it would take more power to just leave the steps out rather than every time you open the door the steps come out and you close it and they go back in.  Does anyone know how much the steps draw when they are out? Or how much it takes to move the steps out and back when the button is not pushed?

I did notice that you can see a glow from where all the plugs are plugged in for surround sound.  Not the TV amplifier but all the jacks on the other side of the cabinet.  Don't know if the surround sound is powered by the house or the chassis batteries.  Anyone know that?  Guess I could turn off the DC power and if the light stays on it is the chassis and if it goes off it is the house.

That's all I can think of but to make sure I had Bob start the motor yesterday since I had been going in and out quite a bit.

And, YES, we have a long jumper cable that would reach from the house battery to the chassis battery.  Had to loan it to the Good Sam man because his would not reach.  LOL
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 27, 2012, 05:22:28 pm
Ron....a question.

Yes, the two coach batteries are fully charged.  We are plugged into AC which keeps them charged.  My question:  Why do I have to start the generator if I am plugged into electric?  Does the battery charger work faster from the generator than from plain AC?  I am feeling dumber all the time.

We have NEVER had our engine battery go dead on any of our RVs and they used to sit sometimes a month at a time when we were parked in a park and never started the motor.  And even our PleasureWay engine battery never died.  And that was a Ford too.  Is it the new Fords?  Or is it the fact I left the stairs down for three weeks.  I thought it would take more power to open and close the steps every time I went in and out loacing than if I just left it open.  I am now going to be reluctant to ever use the button that keeps the steps out.  Like how many days with the steps out does it take to drain a battery?
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 25, 2012, 03:30:44 pm
Well, we were supposed to leave for Yuma in 2 days.  Wanted to weigh the rig fully loaded this morning.  Went out and the engine battery is completely DEAD.  reads 2.1 Amps.  Tried to jump start with our honda and it wouldn't even turn over.  Good Sam is on the way.  Wondering if we have a bad cell or what.  I am just getting exasperated.  I guess when you are plugged into A/C it doesn't charge the engine battery and we had the steps out for the past three weeks.  In our old Monaco you just pushed a button and used the house battery to start.  Don't want to sit and try to charge this one by holding the dash battery switch for a couple of hours.

Wonder what will happen next.  Haven't even been on a cruise yet.  2 hours and Good Sam Road Service still is not here.  They sent someone from 55 miles away because the people that AAA normally use who are 2 miles away are not on Good Sam system.  Should have stayed with AAA RV Plus.  Forgot about my past experiences with Good Sam.

And, today's my birthday.  I should be having a happy day. pulling hair out pulling hair out pulling hair out
30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Add a sprayer to your toilet on: August 24, 2012, 10:34:46 pm
Years ago we used to carry a spray bottle filled with water/clorox mixture to spray the toilet and disinfect it when dry camping and not flushing a big flush of water down the toilet.  I would imagine hyou could use the same thing in your toilet if you aren't able to add a sprayer.
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